Knocked down but back up again

Don’t give up, get back up and try again.

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A while back I wrote about the tree that fell down in the playground at my apartment and how they had to cut the rest of it down.

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This beautiful tree lost a huge branch.

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So it had to be cut down because it was rotting on the inside.

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So to recap, large branch fell causing the tree to be cut down, chopped and ground to nothing. This tree is gone, or is it?

Here where a tree had fallen and was cut down to nothing is life shooting up out of the ground.

Many times in our lives we feel the pruning sheers of life cutting away at us. For some of us we feel like we are cut down to nothing and there is nothing left. Yet looking at this tree sprouting out up from the ground I am reminded that even when you seem to have lost…

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Symbols of the Holy Spirit

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by Jack Hayford

And immediately, coming up from the water, He saw the heavens parting and the Spirit descending upon Him like a dove. (Mark 1:10)

The Holy Spirit doesn’t seek to be mysterious, but He is the most mysterious of the Godhead. We can read in the Word about the Father, and we can read about the Son who came and walked among us. But Jesus tells us that when the Spirit comes, He will not speak of Himself; that “whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come” (John 16:13 KJV).

The workings of the Holy Spirit are invisible, glorious, and gentle, and within them, He never tells us about Himself. He comes to glorify Jesus—helping us to see Jesus more, to understand Jesus better, to respond to Jesus more obediently, and to love Jesus with a deeper heart of commitment.

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Fear Not!

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by Hazel Straub

When you obey God, he covers you with anointing and honors you. Do not cower at the giants that face you. Be strong and of good courage because Jesus won the victory for you! He intercedes for you, so you do not get discouraged.

God goes with you through your life journey and fights your battles, as you rely on and trust in him. Do quit and fear not!

Be strong, courageous, and firm; fear not nor be in terror before them, for it is the Lord your God Who goes with you; He will not fail you or forsake you. (Deuteronomy 31:8 AMPC)

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Pest Control

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I am grateful to live in an apartment that is well maintained. Every 3 months a pest control company comes and spray to keep the bugs away. I can tell when it is time for them to come because either myself or a neighbor will have a dead bug. (Thankfully it was dead, don’t want those pests around.) Today as I was sweeping and mopping getting ready for them to come tomorrow I thought about the spiritual pests that like to invade our homes. How many of us can say we keep our homes spiritually guarded from pests? Prayer, praise and worship music, and reading scripture aloud in my home is a daily routine. Yet there are days when I am prompted by my spirit to pray for God’s protection and cleansing of my home. I ask Him to place a hedge of protection around my home and cover it…

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Witness Stones

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In Luke 19:40 Jesus said, “If we keep quiet (and don’t praise God), the stones will cry out.” Why would you and I remain silent, forfeiting to stones the joy of praising God for what He has done?

Samuel used stones as a memorial when God’s people wanted to remember His goodness and faithfulness. First Samuel 7:12 says that when God enabled the Israelites to defeat the Philistines, the Prophet Samuel “took a stone and … named it Ebenezer, saying, ‘Thus far has the Lord helped us.’”

Joshua also used stones to help God’s people remember His goodness. After wandering in the wilderness for 40 years, the Israelites experienced the power of God to roll back the waters of the Jordan River, enabling them to cross over and take possession of the Promised Land. Joshua then commanded them to build a memorial of stones as a public testimony of what…

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Who is the Holy Spirit and 10 Supernatural Ways He Empowers You

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Who is the Holy Spirit and 10 Supernatural Ways He Empowers You

by  Brittany Rust brittanyrust.com

Who is the Holy Spirit & 10 Supernatural Ways He Empowers You

“The Holy Spirit illuminates the minds of people, makes us yearn for God, and takes spiritual truth and makes it understandable to us.” –Billy Graham

The Holy Spirit is a beautiful and powerful part of who God is. We need Him in our life as a conduit to become who God created us to be, and through His power we have aid in all situations. Without Him, we are powerless.

Who is the Holy Spirit?

  • Our first encounter with the Holy Spirit is when He convicts us of our sin, shows us that none of us can live up to the righteousness of Jesus, and reveals to us the judgment that is coming to those who die without a Savior (John 16:8-11). As we repent, confess our sins and receive the gift of Salvation…

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The Importance Of The Wine – Part Two

The Importance Of The Wine – Part Two

Becoming the Oil and the Wine

This post is a continuation of the Significance of the Oil and Wine, which was published on Good Friday. It is fitting that this post is released on Easter Monday to complete the series.wine-1212317_640

  1. The wine is a reward or fulfillment of your divine destiny. (Isaiah 55:1-3; Deuteronomy 8:8; Isaiah 36:17)
  2. It will strengthen you if you faint. (1 Samuel 16:2; Psalms 104:15)
  3. The wine will heal and restore your broken wound. (Luke 10:34)
  4. Drinking a little wine will help your sickness (1 Timothy 5:23). The excessive use of wine or alcohol will promote drunkenness and is a sin. (Ephesians 5:18; 1 Timothy 3:3)
  5. The wine promotes healing and restoration. (Joel 2:24-25)

The spiritual significance of the Oil and Wine.

The oil represents the anointing of the Holy Spirit. (1 John 2:26-27)

The Holy Spiritis the third part of the God Head, who will dwell in your…

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